Stalked: Casting Carrey, Isaak, Heard, Bassett, Wyle and Friend
There's a fair amount of casting news that is quite interesting today, Amber Heard and Chris Isaak join the Bret Easton Ellis film The Informers, Angela Bassett and Noah Wyle join the true story spy scandal Nothing but the Truth, Rupert Friend will play Prince Albert in Young Victoria, and Jim Carrey is set to play Scrooge and all the Ghosts in a 3-D motion captured Christmas Carol.
Amber Heard and Chris Isaak have joined the The Informers, the adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel directed by Gregor Jordan which also stars includes Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Brandon Routh, Winona Ryder and Mickey Rourke. The film will follow seven stories of people from film executives and rock stars to a vampire during a week in their lives in 1980's Los Angeles. Amber Heard plays a promiscuous young lady and Chris Isaak is a sex and drink obsessed father. Fab pairing in the news from The Hollywood Reporter.
Angela Bassett and Noah Wyle will star in Rod Lurie's thriller Nothing but the Truth alongside the already cast Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Alan Alda, Vera Farmiga, Harry Lennix and David Schwimmer, according to The Hollywood Reporter through Yahoo News. Beckinsale is a reporter who reveals the identity of a CIA agent and is sent to prison for not revealing who her source was. Basset is her editor at the newspaper she works for and Wyle is the lawyer trying to defend her case. The story is based on real events.
From The Hollywood Reporter through Yahoo News, Rupert Friend has been cast as Prince Albert alongside Emily Blunt's Queen Victoria in the possibly historical drama The Young Victoria directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. I say possible because we all know how Hollywood plays around with real life don't we? The film will follow the romance and marriage of Victoria and Albert.
The Hollywood Reporter through Yahoo News is reporting that Jim Carrey will be joining the Robert Zemeckis motion capture version of A Christmas Carol and he'll be playing Scrooge himself as well as the three ghosts, of Christmas past, present and future. The film will also be made as a stereoscopic 3-D film. Great, unnecessary shots of things flying to and past camera in an almost real style that makes you wonder why it isn't just real.